Here's what's coming up next on NEWS-7 at Five in just 90 seconds...
The President loses an abortion veto fight in the House--
Musical instruments and equipment go to the highest bidder.
And they're trading places in space.
Radar screens are clear and the chilly nights and sunny days will continue.
On Health Check, there could be some good news for future moms, concerning
their insurance coverage and hospital stays.
And artificial blood-- there may be quite a few benefits over the real
Stay tuned, NEWS-7 at Five is headed your way next.
IN Q=It's about
((IT'S ABOUT CHOICE OF A WOMAN TO PROTECT HER OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY AND HER OWN
((THIS PROCEDURE NEVER NEEDS TO BE DONE AGAIN IN THESE UNITED STATES. ))
OUT Q=United States.
The House votes to override the President's veto of the "partial birth"
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIve, I'm Connie Stevens.
President Clinton has lost an abortion veto fight in the House, but he may
prevail in the Senate.
The debate today was over late-term PARTIAL-BIRTH abortions--
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :
The House tally was 285 to 137-- and the debate was emotional.
IN Q=Those scissors
((REP. HENRY HYDE/R-ILLINOIS: THOSE SCISSORS AND THE SUCTION MACHINE ARE
WORSE THAN ANY AK-47. YOU MIGHT MISS WITH AN AK-47. THE DOCTOR NEVER MISSES.
WITH HIS ASSAULT WEAPON.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/(R) Illinois;
OUT Q=his assault weapon.
Opponents say late-term abortions are being performed mainly for
convenience, NOT medical need.
But Clinton's supporters say the government shouldn't take away a
doctor's ability to help women carrying a fetus with severe defects.
IN Q=If you really
((REP. PAT SCHROEDER/D-COLORADO: IF YOU REALLY THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING ON, THIS
WAS AN EPIDEMIC, WOMEN ARE LOSING THEIR MINDS AND RUNNING IN LATE-TERM, IF YOU
THOUGHT THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE IT RIGHT AWAY.
IF YOU THOUGHT THIS WAS SO GRIZZLY AND HORRIBLE, THAT'S WHEN YOU SHOULD AHVE
DONE IT..BUT OH NO, WE DECIDED TO WAIT TILL ELECTION EVE-- WHERE WE COULD LET
IT BUBBLE AND BURN AND ALL THIS STUFF.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Pat Schroeder/(D) Colorado;
OUT Q=all this stuff.
This bill in dispute is the first bill to ban a specific type of abortion
since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973.
A record dollar figure of child support was paid to Virginia children this
But that's NOT slowing down Virginia social services officials.
Not when about 50- percent of all parents who owe support have chronic
problems paying it.
NAT SOT!!! 01:02:45
((PLEASE CALL...WE WILL CATCH YOU.))
((CLARENCE CARTER/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES: I KNOW THAT THIS MAY SEEM--THIS MAY
LEAVE A CHILLING EFFECT ON THE PARTS OF SOME FOLKS. BUT WE THINK THIS IS A
CHILLING ISSUE. I MEAN THE FACT THAT THERE'S 800 MILLION DOLLARS THAT NOT IN
THE HANDS OF VIRGINIA CHILDREN FOR US IS A TROUBLING SITUATION. AND SO WE
THINK THAT WE'VE STEPPED UP OUR EFFORTS, AND THAT'S WHY WE HAVE RECORD
COLLECTIONS THIS YEAR.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Va. Social Services Commissioner; :09
OUT Q=this year.
State officials are also proud they've used new laws to establish paternity
for more than 25- thousand Virginia children this year.
((KIMBERLY HALL-DEANS: THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE HIM. AND WITH THE NEW BILLS
AND STUFF PASSED, WITH HIS PROFESSIONAL WORK LICENSE AND HIS DRIVER'S LICENSE.
THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR HIM TO START PAYING HIS CHILD SUPPORT.))
SUPER=01-Kimberly Hall-Deans/Richmond Mother;
OUT Q=his child support.
The latest innovation -- the 10 most wanted deadbeats on the Internet.
GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole made a campaign stop in Las Vegas
today--taking time to make light of his fall last night during a rally in
((NAT SOUND MUSIC ))
SUPER=03-Chico, CA/Last Night;
Dole suffered a minor scratch in his left eye and possibly bruised his
The Republican joked he was trying to do a "democratic macarena", but then
focused on his campaign slogan to prevent teen drug abuse.
IN Q=when it comes to advice
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=just don't do it (TRIPLE OUT!)
wipe wipe wipe
wipe wipe wipe
Meantime, President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore continue their
re-election bus tour--
Speaking in Tacoma, Washington Clinton took credit for improving the
economy, lowering the crime rate and cleaning up the environment.
IN Q=we replaced
((WE REPLACED THE OLD WASHINGTON POLITICS... DO SOMETHING ))
OUT Q=do something (quick out!!)
The president cautioned Washington state voters not to make the same
Clinton says the state led the way to the 1994 Republican takeover of
It may be a little easier for L-F Payne to secure the democratic nomination
for Lieutenant Governor in 1997.
Former Virginia education secretary Jim Dyke has decided "not" to throw his
hat into the ring after all.
Dyke says his decision is personal and has nothing to do with the already
widespread support in the party for the Fifth District congressman.
Payne announced earlier this week he wants to run for the office.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- After a six month stay in space,
Shannon Lucid is back on Atlantis.
((NAT SOUND ))
Plus many music enthusiasts are hoping to get a bargain-- as the bankrupt
Leed's Music auctions off its remaining merchandise.
On Health Check, the latest update for asthma sufferers...
Plus, stomping out an all-too-common childhood illness.
It's all coming up, as News 7 at FIVE continues.
Astronaut Shannon Lucid has set a space endurance record-- but now, she's
ready to get home.
Lucid is back on the Atlantis, after an astronaut swap with the Russian
Space Station "Mir", where Lucid was a crew member since March.
Delays in shuttle flights kept her 48 days longer than expected.
Lucid will be replaced on "Mir" by American John Blaha-- and she had some
advice for him.
IN Q=I sent him a note
((I SENT HIM A NOTE AND TOLD HIM JUST TO ENJOY HIS TIME UP HERE.
AND NOT TRY TO WORRY. HE LIKES TO THINK ABOUT A LOT OF THE DETAILS. AND NOT
TO GET BOGGED DOWN ON THE DETAILS BUT JUST COME ON UP AND RELAX. ))
OUT Q=and just relax.
Over the next five days, the crews of the Atlantis and the Mir will be
transferring more than three tons of water, clothing, food and equipment-- in
the biggest space cargo exchange ever.
Teachers and administrators aren't the only ones trying to prevent fighting
at Halifax County High School.
A school program trains student volunteers to be peer mediators.
The three year old program gives feuding students a chance to work out their
differences before involving the faculty.
Last year the school reports using mediation 419 times--all but three were
IN Q=We just
((SHANTA GUY/HALIFAX CO. JUNIOR: WE JUST DIDN'T LIKE EACH OTHER, SO THEY GOT US
TO SIGN A CONTRACT SAYING THAT WE WOULDN'T SAY NOTHING TO EACH OTHER IN SCHOOL.
AND, AFTER, ONCE WE SIGNED THE CONTRACT, IT WAS OVER FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR, I
MEAN, WE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING TO EACH OTHER, I GUESS, THAT'S ABOUT THE BEST PART
OF IT, IT KEPT ME FROM GETTING IN TROUBLE.
CECE JONES/PEER MEDIATION PRESIDENT: THEY DON'T, REALLY, A WHOLE LOT OF TIMES,
TRUST ADULTS, YOU KNOW TO SOLVE SOME OF THEIR PROBLEMS, OR TO GO TO THEM, SO I
THINK THAT THEY APPRECIATE, YOU KNOW, HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME AND BE
LISTENED TO BY PEOPLE THEIR OWN AGE. ))
SUPER=01-Shanta Guy/Halifax Co. High School Jr.; :00
SUPER=01-Cece Jones/Peer Mediation President; :19
OUT Q=own age.
Students have already used mediation to settle 40- disputes this school
More than 800 people made their way to Tower's Mall this afternoon in search
of a bargain on musical instruments and equipment.
It was day two of the final liquidation of mechandise from Leed's Music.
More than 100 guitars, drum sets, keyboards and horns went on the auction
IN Q=Had good luck
((RUSS HAWKINS: HAD GOOD LUCK. I GOT A COUPLE OF GOOD BUYS A COUPLE OF
GUITARS. THERE ARE SOME OTHER GOOD BUYS BUT I MISSED OUT BY A COUPLE OF
OUT Q=couple of dollars.
Leed's Music went bankrupt several months ago.
There were more than 850 registered bidders.
IN Q=There are some
((BOYD TEMPLE/WOLTZ & ASSOCIATES: THERE ARE SOME BARGAINS DEFINITELY, SOME
PEOPLE ARE GETTING SOME BARGAINS. I THINK ON THE AVERAGE THINGS ARE GOING
PRETTY WELL, GENERAL AREA OF DEALER COST. ))
SUPER=01-Boyd Temple/Woltz & Associates;
OUT Q=dealer cost.
Temple says the auction could last at least another hour or until everything
The better the soil, the better your plants...can you improve the soil you
already have? That's the subject of tonight's Growin It.
(patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
Good soil is vital for good crops, and one man in Montgomery County has a
system to improve soil conditions with an interesting mix.
growin it DOUBLE BOX CONNIE/PATRICK
Patrick Evans has more on this recipe for soil success.
SUPER=01-Rock Guard/Rick's Landscaping;
(ROLL OVER INTERVIEW)
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
SUPER=330-Clear Skies/And Cool/42-45/Sunny And/Pleasant/75-79;
SUPER=331-Clear And/Cool/45-50/Sunny Skies/Light Wind/76-79;
SUPER=332-Clear Skies/And Chilly/40-45/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/70-75;
SUPER=333-Clear And/Rather Chilly/38-42/Sunny And/Pleasant/75-79;
SUPER=334-Clear Skies/And Cold/35-39/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/70-75;
health music under
Stay tuned--Mike tells us about former NASCAR great Richard Petty's trip to
court after using some of his racing skills on the highway--
But first on Health Check--the Carilion-Saint Alban's Center is taking
corporate fitness to higher ground.
The Ropes Course might be just the thing for physical and mental
health bump next
Congress is moving towards helping new mothers.
Negotiators have agreed on making insurance companies pay for a minimum of
48 hours in the hospital after birth-- for a vaginal delivery.
Insurers would have to cover at least 96 hours in the hospital following a
In a separate provision, insurers would be barred from giving less
coverage for mental illness than they do for physical ailments.
The compromise plan must pass final votes in the House and Senate.
GRAPHIC=Health Check bug
An update on asthma, and when patients should be using their medicine.
Plus, Relief for a common childhood malady.
AND artificial blood-- the wave of the future.
Here are some of the top medical stories in the news.
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IN Q=Asthma sufferers
OUT Q=extremely safe.
Asthma sufferers have been told for years to take their medicine on a
schedule-- not just when symptoms occur.
But a new study finds that patients with mild asthma who regularly inhaled
Albuterol, faired no better than those who took it only when they had symptoms.
Researchers in the U.S. and Finland say they have come up with a vaccine
against the most common cause of childhood diarrhea.
The vaccine is aimed at rotavirus--which causes fever, diarrhea and
vomiting in babies. More than three million children in the U.S. get sick with
rotavirus each year.
Accident victims rushed to hospitals around the country may soon be
receiving artificial blood instead of human blood.
Researchers are cautiously optimistic about blood substitutes though they
do not expect they will ever completely replace the real thing.
Artificial blood can stay fresh for up to a year while human blood lasts
only a few weeks after donation.
Blood substitutes are also free of infectious diseases like AIDS--though
experts say the U.S. blood supply is extremely safe.))
Businesses hoping to build teamwork and trust among their employees have a
new place to turn in the New River Valley.
Today, Carilion St. Albans Center introduced a ropes course, and Joe
Dashiell has the story for Health Check.
IN Q=Sharon Peno
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Sharon Peno/Radford University Student; :15
SUPER=01-Janet Crawford/Carilion Behavioral Health; :34
SUPER=01-Gary Nussbaum/Radford University Professor; :48
OUT Q=JD News 7
((Sharon Peno balances atop a 30- foot utility pole... and makes a leap of
OUT Q=oh... CHEERS.
On this try, the trapeze is inches out of reach, but Peno is safely
lowered to the ground.
IN Q=And the hardest thing
((SHARON PENO/RADFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENT: AND THE HARDEST THING IS WHEN YOU ARE
TRYING TO STEP ON THE POLE. YOU THINK IT'S JUMPING, BUT THAT'S REALLY THE EASY
OUT Q=the easy part.
Peno and other students from Radford University have been learning the
ropes on the new Ropes Course at Carilion St. Albans Center.
Soon, corporate groups and other organizations will be rising to the
IN Q=It's the team challenge
((JANET CRAWFORD/CARILION BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: IT'S THE TEAM CHALLENGE. IT'S HOW
DO WE WORK TOGETHER. HOW DO WE SOLVE THE CHALLENGE THAT'S FACING US. HOW DO WE
RELY ON EACH OTHER, TRUST EACH OTHER THROUGH THE PROCESS.))
((GARY NUSSBAUM/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR: SOME ELEMENTS REQUIRE BALANCE.
SOME REQUIRE STRENGTH. SOME REQUIRE TEAMWORK SO THAT INEVITABLY WE HAVE
SOMETHING FOR A GROUP AS WELL AS AN INDIVIDUAL TO EXCEL IN.))
OUT Q=through the process.
With challenges both outside and indoors, the new ropes course is among
the most extensive in the region.
While Carilion St. Albans Center will continue to concentrate on
psychiatric services, officials say they're excited as they get a new program
off the ground.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to a jam packed two minute sports
Let's begin with news concerning Richard Petty.
Last week the King was involved in an incident on Interstate 85 near
Kannapolis, North Carolina.
Petty was accused of bumping the rear end of a truck driven by James
Rassette, and then driving away.
Today the hit and run charge was dropped and Petty pled guilty to a following
to close charge.
He was fined $65 bucks and will now have four point added to his driving
IN Q="I think...
((RICHARD PETTY/PLEADS GUILTY TO TRAFFIC VIOLATION:))
SUPER=01-Richard Petty/Pleads Guilty To Traffic Violation; :00
OUT Q=....DO ANYTHING."
Also, this afternoon Frank Beamer announced that Marcus parker will miss his
third straight game while serving an indefinite game suspension.
Shyrone Stith will get the his second straight start at tailback.
Hanging Rock Golf club teaching pro Chip Sullivan will leave the valley
this weekend for a tournament that could change the course of his golfing
Roy Stanley has more.
IN Q="1996 HAS....
SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/Hanging Rock Teaching Pro; :28
OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."
((1996 has been one of the most productive in Sullivan's career.
Sullivan has dominated the Mid Atlantic section. He's the leader in the
player of the year points race and he won the Sectional and the Assistants
sectional tournaments, the first time a club pro has won them back to back.
And his efforts have earned him a spot in the P-G-A National Club Pro
((CHIP SULLIVAN/HANGING ROCK TEACHING PRO: ))
((Over 360 players, the largest pro tournament in the world, will be competing
at three different courses in Palm Springs, California.
Three years ago Sullivan led the tournament at the halfway point.))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
News of a boxing comeback tonight at six. But first stick around for more
NEWS-7 at FIve after this break.
FInally tonight, the nation's first female chain gang hit the streets in
Fifteen female inmates traded the cramped quarters of a jail cell for the
The women could be seen cutting weeds on the side of the road in downtown
Phoenix this morning.
Dressed in bright orange jump suits and shackled at the ankles, the
prisoners worked in groups of five.
They volunteered to work six days a week for a month to get out of a 23 hour
a day lockdown at the County jail.
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Connie)
Lynchburg's best- known historic home is experiencing some growing pains as
it works to attract more tourists.
DOUBLE BOXES Connie/Keith
Keith Humphry is in our newsroom to tell us more about that..
Connie, Point of Honor has raised more than a million dollars to reconstruct
two outbuildings and offer new programs to its visitors.
But getting to the historic site can be difficult, especially for large tour
buses that must navigate hairpin turns and narrow roadways.
150- thousand dollars in federal road money will help correct some of those
DOUBLE BOXES KEITH/Connie
We'll tell you more about the project tonight at 6.
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Plus join me for more news tonight on the region's first and ONLY local
primetime newscast-- NEWS-7 Primetime at 10:00 on WEFC.
Hope to see you then, that's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE, have a good night.